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Poster: Sue T. Date: Nov 21, 2011 11:02pm
Forum: movies Subject: Downloading movies from Prelinger Archive to make clips

Hi all,

Please forgive this novice question, but: I'd like to download movies from the Prelinger Archive, make clips from them using basic software like RealPlayer or Windows Movie Maker (that's all I have on my Windows XP), and save the clips in a format I can upload to various platforms (this would all be for educational purposes -- my own, at this point!).

Is it possible to make, play, and save clips for export using these programs? Or would I need something like Final Cut Pro?

Thank you!

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Poster: Beforeyourtime Date: Nov 22, 2011 8:58am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading movies from Prelinger Archive to make clips

Hi,

I use the free program RealPlayer, start the program, load the file, select tools, trimmer. Saves as MP4. Two slide bars are used to select the section you wish to save, need to use the feature a few times before it becomes second nature.

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Poster: rabid47 Date: Nov 23, 2011 7:41pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Downloading movies from Prelinger Archive to make clips

Hi,

If you're on a budget, you can get most of these, free.

http://www.xmedia-recode.de/ (Free - converts most video & audio formats - download page is in German, but program is in English).

http://www.virtualdub.org/ (Free - Tried and tested video editor - Saves as AVI - includes filters for 'everything'...from Brightness & Contrast to De-Interlacing, sharpness, Chroma, etc. and MUCH more.

http://www.goldwave.com/ (Trial version available, but WELL worth a Lifetime license ($49) - Load an AVI and edit the audio track, save as Mp3 and use VirtualDub to replace the original audio with edited version.

I have to admit, there's more comprehensive software available than these, but I've been using these since the late 80s, and have yet had any cause for complaint.

And they all run on XP, too.

Hope this helps. :-)


This post was modified by rabid47 on 2011-11-24 03:41:23

This post was modified by rabid47 on 2011-11-24 03:41:42

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